Looks wonderful Clercon!
This is a map I made for a friends RPG campaign. I wanted to try out the latest annual (nr81, that Schwarzkreus here at the forum made) for CC3 again and try out some ideas I had.
The finished map is a combined effort made in both CC3 and Photoshop. I first made the map in CC3, all the mountains, forest, cities and roads. I left the sea in a single colour so I easily could select it in Photoshop later. In Photoshop I added the new sea and rivers and applied some effects like oilpaint to make everything blend together. The sea monsters are from the July annual from Profantasy this year, that I made, but I decided to colour them so they better fitted in to the map.
If you gave me that I'd be very happy. I am not familiar with CC3 though so I don't have much to say about it!
Thanks for the nice words and the rep.
Larb - He was very happy And I have to thank Schwarzkreus for the very nice style he made, even though I've made some significant changes in Photoshop. I liake CC3 a lot, but it is together with Photoshop that you really can make it shine.
What sort of touchup in Photoshop do you usually do?
What I mainly do is adding texture (via a multiply layer) and fiddle with light and contrast (levels, curves). I nearly always as well add the oil paint filter to the map. This makes the map look a bit more hand painted and not computer generated. It also helps free hand objects added to the map in PS melt into the style a bit. Lately I've also started adding all rivers in PS, gives you more control and I like that the rivers can differ in width a bit when the float down to the sea/ocean.
That is mainly what i do, it might differ a bit between maps.
Gorgeous map Clercon! I like this one much better than the one you've done in the original CC3 style. I love the addition of monsters, they add so much character to the map.^^ I think you've done a great job enhancing the style in Photoshop. It looks very organic and hand-painted now, the unnaturally looking rivers is what really bothered me in the CC3 maps I've seen so far, painting yours in PS was an excellent choice.